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    women writers

    hi all,
    im interested in discussing with people writings particalarly from women, and all aspects of their process and physical existence. Recently i have been thinking about tragedy or rather tragic , female authors of recent times - say the last century or so. any input would be great.

    thx xx

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    think you probably want the literature section, pretty molly.

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    Well one of my favorites is in my signature. Edna St. Vincent-Millay. Try wikipedia to learn more about her. Interesting topic.
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    One of my favorite female authors is Mary McCarthy. Her novel The Company She Keeps is a really interesting psychological insight into a complicated female character.
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    I'm very tentative when it comes to female authors. I don't like many of them, but I loved Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. Probably my favorite work by a female author of any literary merit.
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    Try Toni Morrison, Gabrielle Roy, Margret Atwood, Alice Munro, Anne Hebert. Those all all great names, all of which being Canadian but Morrison.

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    The Bell Jar is my favorite female novel as well.

    I remember reading it as a junior in high school and my teacher sending me to the counselor because she thought I was depressed.lol

    Other than that,I enjoyed To The Lighthouse by Woolf.

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    Ah, I forgot about Morrison. A big fan of hers as well. The others I haven't read much of, but I've heard of Atwood and am interested in reading...Orxy and Crake, I think it was called. But yeah, Morrison rules.
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    I don't like singling out writers for their gender, race, religion, etc, but here goes.

    Virginia Woolf (the master)

    Flannery O'Connor (read her! Her stories are astonishing)

    Djuna Barnes (T.S. Eliot and James Joyce praised her novel, Nightwood)

    Carson McCullers (Read her novel The Heart is a Lonely Hunter)

    Isak Dinesen (the last great storyteller)

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    Gotta love Virginia Woolf. While I don't agree with her views, I find Ayn Rand quite fascinating.

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    Virginia Woolf!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Jane Austen her novels make you dream a lot (Mr.Darcy)

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    I have wanted to give Woolf a shot, but haven't gotten around to it yet. And Ayn Rand, actually. I love O'Connor too, but I've only read Wise Blood and thought it was excellent.
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    Oh, I do love Ayn Rand. I like her use of trains in the symbolism. I loved the trains in Europe.
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    Why has no one mentioned Willa Cather? You want to read about what it's like to be a woman, go read My Antonia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Cioe View Post
    Why has no one mentioned Willa Cather? You want to read about what it's like to be a woman, go read My Antonia.
    I would argue that that novel talks more about being an adolescent boy.

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